Understanding How the 2019 Subaru Impreza Compares to Competitors

As Subaru's most affordable new model, the 2019 Impreza is quite the popular car for New England drivers. It offers BOXER engine power, standard all-wheel drive, and available hatchback convenience all at an affordable price. Plus, it's packed with available safety and technology features. It's simply one of the most well-rounded compact cars on the road, and an excellent choice for any driver around Hudson or Nashua.

If you're considering a new Impreza, you're likely thinking about some other popular compact models as well. Competitors like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Mazda3 offer some compelling packages. However, we here at Granite Subaru near Londonderry, NH believe that the 2019 Impreza stands out.

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2019 Subaru Impreza vs. 2019 Mazda3

  • All-Wheel Drive: Both models offer a variation of all-wheel drive, but only one offers a standard all-wheel drive system. That's right -- the 2019 Impreza comes with standard symmetrical all-wheel drive. The Mazda3 is only available with all-wheel drive, offering the feature as an option.
  • Value: The Impreza and Mazda3 come with very similar standard features, but you'll pay more to get them in the Mazda3. The Impreza starts at several thousand dollars less than the Mazda3, offering a better value proposition from the start.
  • Efficiency: Both models offer good fuel economy, reaching north of 30 mpg on the highway. But the Impreza does slightly better with its EPA-estimated 38 mpg highway. The Mazda3 lags just behind with an EPA-estimated 35 mpg highway.
  • Transmission: The 2019 Subaru Impreza offers a standard five-speed manual transmission for drivers who want more engagement behind the wheel. There's a manual transmission available in the Mazda3, too, but it's only offered at the top trim level.

2019 Subaru Impreza vs. 2019 Toyota Corolla

  • Base Power: Though you can get more power by moving up in trim level in the Corolla, the model's base engine is weaker than the powerplant found in the Impreza. Subaru fits every Impreza with a 152-horsepower 2.0-liter BOXER engine, while Toyota straps the Corolla XLE with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine making 132 horsepower.
  • Cargo: The Impreza 5-Door offers much more cargo space than the Corolla Hatchback. With the Subaru you'll have 20.8 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats. The Corolla Hatchback has just 17.8 cubic feet of cargo behind the rear seats.
  • Drivetrain: One of the Impreza's major advantages over the Corolla is its standard symmetrical all-wheel drive system. This system offers excellent all-weather performance that's ideal for the varying road conditions around Chelmsford, MA and Lowell, MA.

2019 Subaru Impreza vs. 2019 Honda Civic

  • Cargo: If cargo space is a priority for you, you'll likely choose a hatchback model. We can report that the Impreza 5-Door offers more cargo space than the Civic Hatchback. While the Impreza offers 55.3 cubic feet of cargo space, the Civic offers just 46.2 cubic feet.
  • Drivetrain: Only the Impreza comes with all-wheel drive. Like most Subaru models, the Impreza comes with standard symmetrical all-wheel drive. The Honda Civic comes exclusively in front-wheel drive.
  • Value:The new Impreza offers lower starting prices for most of its trim levels than corresponding Honda Civic trim levels.

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